Fourth Annual Corvallis Open Streets Fest Coming August 14

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the City of Corvallis is throwing another block party that will cover about 30 blocks total. Yep, it’s time to restart Corvallis’s own Open Streets Festival.  

This will be the fourth shot for this annual event, and will happen Sunday, August 14 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. with two miles of closed streets open for folks of all ages. The event spans the space between Arnold Park, located at the west side of the fest, and Chintimini Park at the east side.  

The goal of this event is to connect people in the various local neighborhoods through shared activities and a nice walk/bike along our shared spaces. It starts with a parade led by DTW – a jazz and funk band – and featuring anyone who wants to join in the fun.  

Arnold Park will feature a beer garden and music – come hear DTW, Wild Rose, and Space Neighbors; while Chintimini Park will feature dancing – swing style, Mexicana style, and world style – as well as beer and wine.   

Between the two parks, you’ll find giant-sized games, local music and foods, archery, skateboarding, sidewalk chalk art, and Lincoln Ave. will even have a neighborhood bikeway demo. If you live along the route, you’re encouraged to set up a fun activity in your yard. 

If you’d like to lend a hand, volunteers are always appreciated.  

Current sponsors include Corvallis Parks & Rec, Oregon State University Transportation Services, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, First Alternative Food Co-Op, Casa Latinos Unidos, Common Fields, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Renewal by Andersen, Oregon Department of Transportation, Tyee Wine Cellars, GoMates, Natural Grocers, Mazama Brewing Co., National Federation of the Blind, OrangeTheory, and Electrify Corvallis. If you’d like to add your support, reach out here to sponsor this event.  

Open Streets Corvallis is free and open to the public. Go to their website for more info. 

By Marissa Roberts 

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